Updated: Aug 10
I found it very moving to pray the Divine Mercy prayers with the entire group. Since the Convocation I have been praying the Divine Mercy prayers weekly during adoration, it brings me a lot of peace.
As you may remember I was also very moved during the evening adoration. Even though the monstrance was from our church (OLA) it appeared different in size and features during that adoration. After the Eucharist (Jesus) was put into the monstrance I had a vision of Jesus in his robes on the cross, he looked at me and came down from the cross and walked towards me. After this happened the monstrance looked larger with silver bands in four sections making an 'X' on the monstrance (the OLA monstrance only has gold finishes) and the emblem of the Holy Spirit was lit up below the luna above the stand. When I saw this, I thought it was incredibly beautiful and I could not take my eyes off of it. I asked God why He was so much more beautiful during this adoration then others, I heard "I am always beautiful, you just need to spend more time with me to see".
At each adoration since I make more of an effort to just sit and be with Jesus instead of reading or taking care of church business. I also remember Annette's words to me that if we are not paying attention that things can become ordinary when I told her about the monstrance and being an OLA sacristan, I now try to pay more attention and not let it feel like an ordinary task.
Attending was a great blessing to me. I plan on attending next year’s Convocation.
P.S. Since the Convocation the song your children were singing before mass has been in my head "Lord prepare me to be a sanctuary", that is a good thing.
Sheree D., Our Lady of the Assumption, Westcliffe
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